Hi this is N N V M RAJA SEKHAR aka Kanna. I have been a multi-medium artist since my childhood. My works include charcoal, oil, watercolors, pencil and coffee paintings... yes! you heard it right... coffee is my favorite art medium of all. I have drawn and designed the cover page for a book named ‘Sagai Ganade’ written in Santali language.
Skills: Painting, Drawing
I never knew I could draw and paint until the age of 9 when I was awarded first in a state level art competition held by Kellogg’s india. That was the day I discovered the artist in me.
Art has become my stress buster and a medium to express myself since then . I love painting memories . I get inspired from various sources like people , places , human emotions , conversations , movies etc . There are a few special works done for my clients where they describe their cherished memory that couldn’t be captured on a camera or a smart phone and I had to bring them on a canvas . The challenging part of these kind of works is that you have to recreate a world you have never seen and and an emotion which u have never felt . These sort of works take lots of effort and time but the smiles on my customer’s face after seeing their memories on my canvas with the colors flown from my set of brushes make me forget everything and recharge me for my next work.
My paintings have been exhibited in various national level art exhibitions and have won various competitions. I was a part of ‘Chitra Saakar’ group art show held by surya academy of arts , and also a group art show at Hawa Mahal Vizag organised by TWAAS where my works got critical appreciation by the famous cartoonist Bali gaaru .
My paintings on cancer awareness had been displayed in Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital Vizag as part of ‘Survive and thrive ‘ art show and gained attention /appreciation of the GVMC commissioner Hari Narayan Garu and M.P Hari babu Garu .They have also been featured in all leading newspapers and news channels . One of the painting titled ‘Bald is bold , bold is beautiful ‘ has been among the best three of the show.
I have also designed mascot for the 42nd masters National Badminton Championship 2018 , Laqshya cup 2018 (juniors) organised at Laqshya Badminton Academy. I have also taken part in ‘Manu art challenge’ organised by the makers of the movie MANU and my special art work done without rising the pen ( with a single line ) was selected among the best four works and grabbed everyone’s attention .
I have drawn and designed cover page for a book named ‘Sagai Ganade’ written in Santali, an ancient Indian tribal language . My recent group art exhibition by my school alumini was held in Ravindra Bharati organised by Smt.D Geetha Bhascker , my art teacher in school . My coffee paintings grabbed everybody’s attention at the show and were appreciated by honourable IT minister (Telangana) Sri Kalvakuntla Taraka rama rao Garu (popularly known as K.T.R)